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FAQ: Why are the sde2cov and cov2sde ArcSDE commands unavailable for installations on SUSE 11?

Question

Why are the sde2cov and cov2sde ArcSDE commands unavailable for installations on SUSE 11?

Answer

File dependencies exist for the sde2cov and cov2sde administration commands. Some of the files on which sde2cov and cov2sde are dependent are not available with the ArcSDE 10 SP2 for Oracle implementation on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (64-bit). Therefore, the sde2cov and cov2sde commands are not available.

The following tools can be used instead of the sde2cov and cov2sde commands.

• Feature Class To Feature Class imports coverage data to an ArcSDE geodatabase

• Simple Data Loader adds data from a coverage to an existing ArcSDE feature class

• Feature Class to Coverage exports a feature class from an ArcSDE geodatabase to a coverage

Note:
If these commands must be used, in scripts for example, install ArcSDE on a client machine that uses a supported operating system and utilize these commands from the client machine.